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San German, Puerto Rico

The InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico —or Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico in Spanish, and often referred as "Inter"— is an Ecumenic Christian university dedicated to uniting academic excellence with leadership and service to society. The UIPR is a private co-educational university system in Puerto Rico. It was founded in 1912 in San Germán, Puerto Rico. The University has campuses in Aguadilla, Arecibo, Barranquitas, Bayamón, Fajardo, Guayama, Ponce, San Juan, and San Germán. The school also has three professional schools: the School of Optometry, the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law, and the School of Aeronautics. The Inter offers academic programs in 11 teaching units. The San Germán campus is also the home to the InterAmerican School, a private co-educational college-preparatory school.It is the largest private university in the Western Hemisphere. In 1944 it became the first institution outside the continental United States to be accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Nursing Schools of UIPR are accredited by The National League of Nursing Acreediting Commission and The American Association of Colleges of Nursing Since being the only School of Nursing in Puerto Rico to offer the NCLEX-RN boards, however, is a school that competite with other nursing schools accredited by the NLNAC in the United States of America and other departments competitive.Some of the agencies that currently offer accreditation for the university's programs are: Nurse Anesthesia Education Program Council on Aviation Accreditation Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission American Association of Colleges of Nursing National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science Council on Social Work Education American Bar Association Accreditation Council on Optometric Education Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology It has 45 exclusive programs, ranging from Associate Degrees in Medical Emergencies, Photography, Radiologic Technology; Bachelor Degrees in Popular Music, Medical Technology, Engineering , Health science/Nursing, Natural science, Social science, Education, Humanities, Food Technology, Business Administration, Biomedical science, Political science, Airway science, to Master Degrees in Anesthesia, Medical Technology, Fine Arts, Electronic Commerce, Criminal Justice, International Business; Doctorate in History of America, Industrial Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Business Development. Besides that, it also offers professional degrees like Ed.D., J.D., and others.It is the leader in distance education with 8 academic programs offered entirely online and more than 300 online courses and the only higher education institution on the island that has an all English trimester program in the Metro Campus. Wikipedia.

Sergeev E.,Novgorod State University | Grach S.,Novgorod State University | Shindin A.,Novgorod State University | Mishin E.,Air Force Research Lab | And 6 more authors.
Physical Review Letters | Year: 2013

We report on artificial descending plasma layers created in the ionosphere F region by high-power high-frequency (HF) radio waves from High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program at frequencies f0 near the fourth electron gyroharmonic 4fce. The data come from concurrent measurements of the secondary escaping radiation from the HF-pumped ionosphere, also known as stimulated electromagnetic emission, reflected probing signals at f0, and plasma line radar echoes. The artificial layers appeared only for injections along the magnetic field and f0>4fce at the nominal HF interaction altitude in the background ionosphere. Their average downward speed ∼0.5 km/s holds until the terminal altitude where the local fourth gyroharmonic matches f0. The total descent increases with the nominal offset f0-4fce. © 2013 American Physical Society. Source

Reynolds R.G.,University of Massachusetts Boston | Puente-Rolon A.R.,Interamerican University of Puerto Rico | Reed R.N.,U.S. Geological Survey | Revell L.J.,University of Massachusetts Boston
Biological Invasions | Year: 2013

The tropical island Puerto Rico is potentially vulnerable to invasion by some species of exotic snakes; however, until now no established populations had been reported. Here we report and genetically characterize the nascent invasion of Puerto Rico by an exotic constricting snake of the family Boidae (Boa constrictor) using mtDNA and microsatellite data. Over 150 individual B. constrictor have been removed from Mayagüez municipality since May 2011, and our results from the genetic analysis of 32 individuals suggest that this population was recently founded by individuals of one subspecies from a genetic lineage common to zoo and breeding collections, but that the potential propagule pool consists of two subspecies. We also suggest that anthropogenic long-distance dispersal within the island of Puerto Rico may be occurring from the established population, with implications for further establishment across the island. This study represents the first report of the naturalization of an invasive species of boid snake in Puerto Rico and will be important in determining mitigation strategies for this invasion as well as providing a basis for comparison to other on-going studies of invasive snakes. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. Source

Venegas M.,Charles III University of Madrid | Rodriguez-Hidalgo M.C.,Charles III University of Madrid | Salgado R.,Interamerican University of Puerto Rico | Lecuona A.,Charles III University of Madrid | And 2 more authors.
Applied Energy | Year: 2011

This paper presents the analysis of the performance of a solar cooling facility along one summer season using a commercial single-effect water-lithium bromide absorption chiller aiming at domestic applications. The facility works only with solar energy using flat plate collectors and it is located at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain. The statistical analysis performed with the gathered data shows the influence of five daily operational variables on the system performance. These variables are solar energy received along the day (H) and the average values, along the operating period of the solar cooling facility (from sunrise to the end of the cold-water production), of the ambient temperature (T-), the wind velocity magnitude (V), the wind direction (θ) and the relative humidity (RH). First order correlation functions are given. The analysis of the data allows concluding that the most influential variables on the daily cooling energy produced and the daily averaged solar COP are H, V and θ. The period length of cold-water production is determined mainly by H and T-. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Mohammadi S.M.,Swedish Institute of Space Physics | Daldorff L.K.S.,Finnish Meteorological Institute | Bergman J.E.S.,Swedish Institute of Space Physics | Karlsson R.L.,Uppsala University | And 5 more authors.
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation | Year: 2010

Recent discoveries concerning rotating (helical) phase fronts and orbital angular momentum (OAM) of laser beams are applied to radio frequencies and comprehensive simulations of a radio OAM system are performed. We find that with the use of vector field-sensing electric and magnetic triaxial antennas, it is possible to unambiguously estimate the OAM in radio beams by local measurements at a single point, assuming ideal (noiseless) conditions and that the beam axis is known. Furthermore, we show that conventional antenna pattern optimization methods can be applied to OAM-generating circular arrays to enhance their directivity. © 2006 IEEE. Source

Ladle R.J.,Federal University of Alagoas | Ladle R.J.,University of Oxford | Firmino J.V.L.,Federal University of Alagoas | Malhado A.C.M.,Federal University of Alagoas | Rodriguez-Duran A.,Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
Conservation Biology | Year: 2012

The term hot cave is used to describe some subterranean chambers in the Neotropics that are characterized by constantly high ambient temperatures generated by the body heat of high densities of certain bat species. Many of these species have limited geographic ranges, and some occur only in the hot-cave environment. In addition to the bats, the stable microclimate and abundant bat guano provides refuge and food for a high diversity of invertebrates. Hot caves have so far been described in the Caribbean and in a few isolated locations from Mexico to Brazil, although there is some evidence that similar caves may be present throughout the tropics. The existing literature suggests these poorly known ecosystems, with their unique combination of geomorphology and bat-generated microclimate, are particularly sensitive to disturbance and face multiple threats from urbanization, agricultural development, mining, and tourism. © 2012 Society for Conservation Biology. Source

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